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A Place At The Table

I listen to NPR. I listen to NPR a lot. I may have even donated to my local station for two consecutive years. I may or may not also have a Bob Dylan tribute CD because of said donations. That CD may or may not be in the trash right now because Miley Cyrus and […]

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Instead of a Show

I have a complicated relationship with “Praise and Worship” music. In the first place, it bothers me that when we say the word ‘worship,’ we have come more and more to mean ‘sing songs,’ though there is no question that such a definition is almost comically limiting. In the second place, I am wary of […]

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Dark Blues: Ben Harper’s Get Up!

  By Ben Taylor I started listening to Ben Harper right around the time that I first learned to play guitar. As all self-taught teenage musicians, I was dreadful. So to hear the opening riffs of Napster-acquired songs like 1997’s “Faded” come through the speakers of my dad’s Gateway 2000 was utterly terrifying. I was […]

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#6 Spotify, The Pirate Bay, and the Lie That They Don’t Matter

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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#22 Why The Band Would Beat Your band In Kickball

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year.  We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us.  We […]

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#34 Songs We Belt Out In The Car… With The Windows Rolled up

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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Speaking of Music…

My post from a couple of weeks ago on Spotify’s and piracy’s (separate, but related) potential effect on the music industry, artists, and art itself, got quite a bit of attention, thanks in large part to WordPress.com’s choice to feature it on their “Freshly Pressed” page. The large number of views for the post and […]

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Spotify, The Pirate Bay, and the Lie That They Don’t Matter

The other night I took a momentary break from trying to sleep to check my Twitter feed. Boredom, Annoyance, and Exhaustion colluded in keeping me awake by calling their pal Debate, who crashed the party in that gleeful way of his. Two friends were having a “conversation” – the limitations of Twitter or any other […]

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I Wanted To Be In A Boy Band

My name is Brad. I’m really mediocre. Ever since I saw The Lion King, I thought it would be pretty cool to be hoisted in the air by a baboon and have jungle creatures make various sounds in celebration whilst my parents lay in the shade with beautiful eyes nuzzling one another’s necks thinking, “We […]

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A Name Worth Remembering Woody Guthrie

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow. Eleven days ago would […]

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